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As for Victoria Falls, it is simply one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. Preserved in its natural state, the falls and the surrounding area has been declared a World Heritage Site, thus preserving the area from too much commercialisation.
The Great Zimbabwe National Monument stands over a ruined city that was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. The ruins at Great Zimbabwe are some of the oldest and largest structures located in Southern Africa.
The city of Bulawayo is important because of its strategic position. It is the nearest large city to Hwange National Park, Matopo National Park and Victoria Falls.
Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. The park lies in the west, on the main road between Bulawayo and the widely noted Victoria Falls. The Park is home to over 100 mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores.
The Kariba Dam is a hydroelectric dam in the Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi river basin between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of the largest dams in the world, standing 128 m (420 ft) tall and 579 m (1,900 ft) long.
Traveler's should note that Zimbabwe has become a cash society, with very few establishments accepting international credit or debit cards. ATMs in the country are generally incompatible with international networks and are unreliable. Check cashing facilities are effectively nonexistent. Travelers should bring adequate cash for their planned visit or wire money through Western Union.
- Calling Code: 263
- Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
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|Land Area||386,847 km2|
|Water Area||3,910 km2|
|Total Area||390,757km2 (#60)|
|Government Type||Semi-presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$28.33 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$1,700|
Countries of Africa
This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.